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Whistler council adopts lower speed limits

Signage for 30km/h speed limits in neighbourhoods will be installed in two phases
speed limits sept 2021
All of Whistler's neighbourhoods will soon have speed limits of 30 kilometres an hour.

Speed limits in Whistler neighbourhoods will soon be lowered from 50 to 30 kilometres an hour after council adopted an amended parking and traffic bylaw on Sept. 7.

Signage for the lower speed limits will be installed in two phases, according to the RMOW: first at the entry to neighbourhoods, then at major intersections.

Council directed staff to start the process back on April 20, and the bylaw was given first three readings at council’s Aug. 17 meeting.

“It's taken a while but I think we got everything right and [did] all the due diligence that was required, and I think it's one of those things that future councils will look back or future residents will look back on and think, ‘Oh, it wasn't always like this?’” said Councillor Ralph Forsyth on Aug. 17. “But now, it just seems like such an obvious good thing to do.”